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Document Details


Title: Sarah Johnson
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Southern Mississippi. Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Collection: Civil Rights Documentation Project
Description: Interview conducted on September 10, 1978 with Ms. Sarah Johnson at her home in Greenville, Mississippi. Johnson was born on March 10, 1978 in Charleston, South Carolina. She is an African American woman who has been active on behalf of her race and her community. Johnson was elected the first African American member of the Greenville City Council. She was employed by Mississippi Action for Community Education and was area director for People's Educational Program, a countywide Headstart program. Johnson is a former member and vice-chairperson of the Mississippi Advisory Committee to the United State Commission on Civil Rights and a former member of the Continuing Committee of the International Women's Year.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohjohnsonsp.html
Restrictions: The transcript is presented here for reference purposes only. Interviews in this collection are protected by copyright. PERMISSION TO PUBLISH MUST BE REQUESTED from the Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1978 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Johnson, Sarah H., 1938-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 10-Mar-1938
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: City administrator
Age at speaking: 40
Document date: 10-Sep-1978
Interviewer: Healy, Tom
Organizations discussed: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, MD; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, US; White Citizens Council
Historical events discussed: Martin Luther King's March on Washington, DC, August 28, 1963; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1966-
Locations discussed: Mississippi; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African Americans; Civil rights demonstrations; Civil rights movements--United States; Martin Luther King's March on Washington, DC, August 28, 1963; Mississippi; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, MD; North America; Oral history; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, US; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1966-; United States; White Citizens Council
Topics discussed - Other terms: Activism
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0023589-25105